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Saligao

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Saligao is a village famous for an ancient Parish Church which is constructed in Gothic style. It is located at a distance of around 13.7 km from Bambolim and 6 km from Mapusa. From its original name of Salgaon, it was renamed as Saligao by the Portuguese. The name of the village is derived from two words ‘Sal’ that means wooded forest and ‘Gao’ meaning a village. The village is surrounded by coconut palms and paddy fields.

The structure that links the houses of this village resembles a maze like structure with pathways having greenery all around. Among the various crops cultivated in this village, sugarcane is considered as the most prominent. Tourists can also visit nearby villages like Candolim, Pilerne, Parra, Sangolda and Guirim.